Reportedly twitter is set to permanently delete inactive accounts from december 11 that have not been used for more than six months and the action will also impact accounts belonging to the deceased. Furthermore in a statement given to The Verge, twitter said on tuesday that as part of its commitment to serve the public conversation, it is working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across the platform.
Part of this effort is encouraging people to actively log-in and use twitter when they register an account, as stated in our ‘Inactive Accounts Policy’. twitter said “We have begun proactive outreach to many accounts who have not logged into twitter in over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity”.
“More on Twitter’s action on inactive accounts: The company is clawing back accounts that have been inactive for more than *six months*, which is likely a very large number. Inactive user hasn’t *logged in*. Seeking clarification on what happens to useful/fun bot accounts,” Dave Lee tweeted. Perhaps after Seeking clarification on what happens to useful/fun bot accounts,” Dave Lee tweeted.